7 % samisk
You join the Sámi Parliament's electoral roll, learn about the culture, learn a Sámi language, wear Sámi clothes, put on Sámi jewelry, buy Sámi interior design, give your dog a Sámi name, and you say yes when people ask if you are Sámi. But there is always a doubt that comes up, again and again. Where does the doubt come from? Will you ever feel Sámi enough?
7% samisk is written by Eirin Roseneng and Karoline Garvang, and directed by Heta Kerokoski. The theme of the performance is identity, based on Sámi culture. It's about not feeling Sámi enough. Who has the defining power when it comes to your identity? How much does it take to feel like a Sámi/Norwegian/woman/man, and how much does it take to be accepted as one? The performance is about identity, glancing, invisible power structures, incitement, and it is about being a "new Sámi" in Sápmi, which still bears deep traces of Norwegianization.
On stage we meet Nysamen (Eirin Roseneng) on the night of Sámi People's Day. She works like crazy to get the perfect cardigan sewn, but something goes wrong and stirs up strong forces which take her on a journey. We meet a number of different people, both Sámi, Norwegians and "Søringer" (Norwegians south of Sápmi), all played by Karoline Garvang. Nysamen is elegantly entangled in a myriad of fabric that lives, cardigans that fly and memories linked to the Sámi. Along the way, she discovers a number of absurd but also painful, facts about the Sámi.